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Double tragedy: Brother killed in car crash one year after older sibling

An Auckland family is suffering a double tragedy after a young man died in a single-car crash early last Sunday morning, one year to the week after his older brother also died as the result of a car accident. Kalvin Hamilton, 21,...


Missing women in Hunua Ranges found safe and uninjured

The two women missing in Auckland's Hunua Ranges have been located safe, well and uninjured. The pair, 27-year-old Mikayla Taiapo and 29-year-old Ngahuia (Huia) Flavell, were last seen around 11am on Saturday. They planned to go...


Herald Afternoon quiz: September 26

Test your brains with the Herald's afternoon quiz. Be sure to check back on for the morning quiz tomorrow. To challenge yourself with more quizzes, CLICK HERE.


Kawerau homicide: Man, 20, charged with murder after woman's death

A Kawerau man has been charged with murder after a woman died from critical injuries yesterday afternoon. The man, 20, has been arrested and will be appearing at Whakatāne District Court tomorrow morning, charged with murder...


Greta Thunberg slams Jacinda Ardern for 'not doing anything' about climate change

Greta Thunberg does not think much of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's efforts when it comes to climate change - in fact, she thinks the PM, like most politicians, hasn't done anything.In her latest interview with the...


Covid 19 Delta outbreak: 1pm update - 18 new cases in the community

There are 18 new cases of Covid-19 in the community, the Ministry of Health says.All of the new cases are in Auckland. Two of them are yet to be linked.Officials say 16 of today's 18 cases have been epidemiologically linked, and...


Simon Bridges: No intention to be National's leader again

Simon Bridges says he has no intention of becoming the leader of the National Party again.He told TVNZ's Q+A on Sunday morning that he was now more laid back and a more mature person since he stopped becoming Leader of the Opposition.It...


Man caught crossing Auckland checkpoint with woman hiding in car

A man was caught trying to leave Auckland with a woman hiding in the back of his car last night. Police say the driver, 31, was stopped at the Mercer southern checkpoint about 7pm in breach of his 24-hour bail conditions, with a...


Victims of $2.5m Te Kuiti fraud say no jail term will be long enough for Sharon Margaret Bradley

The 'devastated' victims of a former Te Kuiti woman's near $2.5m theft say they're pleased she has pleaded guilty but want her given more jail time.Sharon Margaret Bradley was jailed in January this year for stealing just over...


Police investigate Friday night fire

A "deliberate act of vandalism" is thought to have started a fire in a Hastings industrial and commercial estate on Friday night.The fire between James Rochfort Pl and Kirkwood Rd, off Omahu Rd, burnt a truck, and significantly...


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Three people killed, dozens injured after Amtrak train derails in Montana

At least three people were killed on Saturday afternoon when an Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed in north-central Montana, an official with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office said.Dispatcher Starr Tyler...


Taliban hangs bodies in public, signalling a return to past tactics

The Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane parked in a city square in Afghanistan on Saturday in a gruesome display that signalled the hard-line movement's return to some of its brutal tactics of the past.Taliban officials initially...


Torture video puts brakes on Thai police chief with taste for Ferraris

A millionaire Thai police officer who rubbed shoulders with celebrities and flaunted his fleet of luxury cars has triggered nationwide soulsearching over endemic corruption after he was filmed suffocating a criminal.Footage shows...


Gabby Petito case renews call to spotlight missing people of colour

In the three months since 62-year-old Navajo rug weaver Ella Mae Begay vanished, the haunting unanswered questions sometimes threaten to overwhelm her niece.Seraphine Warren has organised searches of the vast Navajo Nation landscape...


Covid 19 coronavirus: Norway dumps all Covid restrictions to 'live as normal'

Norway has ditched all its Covid-19 measures, even social distancing, in a radical move that as yet has unclear consequences.On Friday, the Nordic nation's government announced that it was time to "live as normal" with Covid-19...


Footage of Brisbane's RAAF airshow rehearsal has spooked US viewers

Incredible footage of a C-17 plane weaving over Brisbane's skyline has turned heads across the globe, as the Royal Australian Airforce conducted a rehearsal for an upcoming airshow.The jet was filmed from multiple angles by startled...


Community rallies behind Russian father accused of killing alleged paedophile

A father detained for "killing a paedophile" who "raped" his 8-year-old daughter should not face a murder charge, insist Russians in a groundswell of support.Alleged child sex attacker Oleg Sviridov, 32, kept mobile phone videos...


US election 2020: Arizona county review finds Donald Trump lost

A Republican-backed review of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona's largest county ended Friday (local time) without producing proof to support former President Donald Trump's false claims of a stolen election.After six months...


Native American tribe wins major step toward resuming whaling off Washington

An administrative law judge has recommended that a Native American tribe in Washington state once again be allowed to hunt grey whales - a major step in its decades-long effort to resume the ancient practice."This is a testament...


US teen allegedly shot mother in head for taking away his mobile phone

A teen in Tennessee, US, has been charged with first-degree murder and is accused of shooting his sleeping mother in the head after she took away his cell phone.Shawn Willis, 17, is accused of shooting his mum, Sandy Willis, while...


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Rugby league: Warriors star Reece Walsh in possession of cocaine when arrested in Surfers Paradise

Warriors star Reece Walsh has revealed he was in possession of cocaine when he was arrested by Queensland police in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast last night.Walsh has been charged with one count of possessing a prohibited substance...


Boxing: Oleksandr Usyk stuns Anthony Joshua to claim world heavyweight title

Oleksandr Usyk ended Anthony Joshua's second reign as world heavyweight champion today with a unanimous points win in just his third fight since stepping up from the cruiserweight division.Usyk became the third man, after Evander...


UFC 266: Dan Hooker claims dominant win over Nasrat Haqparast

With his hand raised inside the octagon, Dan Hooker had a message to get off his chest: "don't hunt what you can't kill."It was a nod to the odds he had to overcome to get into the octagon for his fight on Sunday against Nasrat...


How the media reacted to All Blacks win: 'Proud' reason TJ paused live post-match interview

The All Blacks justified their No 1 world ranking with a hard-fought 19-17 win over world champions South Africa in Townsville last night to secure the Rugby Championship title with a match to spare. Here's the best bits you might...


Rugby Championship: Springboks to stick to game plan in wake of close defeat to All Blacks

The Springboks remain committed to their narrow gameplan, in the wake of Saturday's dramatic 19-17 loss to the All Blacks.South Africa came desperately close to their first victory in three years against their old foes, before Jordie...


Rugby Championship: All Blacks beat Springboks after late Jordie Barrett penalty

All Blacks 19Springboks 17 The 100th test between the All Blacks and Springboks, in their centenary year, produced a dramatic finish to save an occasion devoid of spectacular moments. With three minutes remaining Jordie Barrett...


Rugby: Pumas coach Mario Ledesma lashes out at Rugby Championship photo omission

Argentina coach Mario Ledesma has lashed out at rugby officials saying his side were 'disrespected' in the lead-up to last night's Rugby Championship defeat to the Wallabies.Following Argentina's 27-8 loss in Townsville on Saturday,...


Racing: Big paydays loom for Kiwi horses

Elephant was the only New Zealand-trained winner in big time racing in Australia yesterday but he wasn't the only superstar to shine as the performances of two beaten Kiwis suggested bigger paydays ahead.The Cambridge 5-year-old...


Rugby Championship: Wallabies beat Pumas for third consecutive victory

Australia have won three matches in a row for the first time since 2017 after beating Argentina 27-8 on Saturday in a Rugby Championship match as James O'Connor made a successful test return from injury.Samu Kerevi's powerful running...


Rugby league: Penrith Panthers beat Melbourne Storm to move into NRL grand final

The Penrith Panthers have set up a NRL grand final clash with the South Sydney Rabbitohs after a thrilling 10-6 victory over the Melbourne Storm.It was the ultimate revenge for the Panthers after the Storm beat Penrith in last year's...


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Former tobacco factory stubbed out, as new development gets a step closer

Buzz surrounding townhouses replacing the century-old factory suggests Petone is becoming the “Ponsonby of Wellington”, the site's developer says.


Armed man threatens staff at Christchurch bar with shotgun

A man “covered head to toe” threatened staff at a suburban bar and restaurant with a shotgun before fleeing with a considerable amount of cash.


Man, 20, charged with murder after death of woman in Kawerau

Police have arrested and charged a man following the death of a woman in Kawerau on Saturday.


Nine-year-old Kiwi 10,000km away from dad, with no end in sight

The Pacific Ocean and New Zealand's iron-clad borders stand between Craig Jull and his young daughter, who he had to leave in Argentina.


Report identifies several safety concerns at Timaru intersection where five teens were killed

The acute angle of the intersection where five teens were killed in a crash near Timaru has sparked “several safety concerns”, a new report says.


Two missing women in south Auckland bush found by locals

Two local men found the missing pair, 10 kilometres away from their starting point in dense bush.


One person dead after single-vehicle collision in Southland

Another person was taken to hospital with moderate injuries following the crash on Sunday afternoon.


Gale force winds and fires give way to fine weather in the South Island

Gale force winds, power cuts and fires will give way to fine weather in the South Island this week after a stormy weekend.


TDHB takes mobile Covid-19 vaccination clinic on around the mountain tour

Taranaki’s mobile vaccination clinic is going on an around the mountain tour to reach rural communities.


Mental health support being designed for Fiordland

Fiordland will have its own bespoke mental health programme in the near future as the Southern District Health Board works on extending its wellbeing support in the region.


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Greta Thunberg takes another swipe at Jacinda Ardern's response to climate change

The climate change activist says she finds it funny when people call Ardern a climate leader.


NZ offers lifeline for Afghan women judges facing possible Taliban execution, but hundreds remain

Four have been offered visas to come to NZ, as they face potential Taliban execution. But hundreds remain in Afghanistan.


Melbourne violence was beyond ordinary protest. Who's to blame?

OPINION: The violence seen in Melbourne this week went beyond ordinary protest, writes Alison Mau. Who's to blame?


Celebrate Tuvalu Language Week with a Covid-19 jab, says community leader

A Tuvalu community leader says Tuvaluans need to stand together, like they've always done, and have a unified approach against Coivid-19.


Covid-19: US schools without mask mandates more likely to have outbreaks, CDC finds

Between July 15 and August 31, there were 191 Covid-19 outbreaks linked to schools in two US states – just 16 of these were in schools with early mask requirements.


Aukus logic is morally wrong, and New Zealand must resist it

OPINION: A militaristic view of the future is dangerous and repugnant.


Taliban believed to have killed Afghan man waiting for result of NZ visa bid

He made it to the Pakistan border but died after a beating, thought to be from the Taliban.


Woman denied NZ residency because she was married to two people at once

The woman said she believed the status of her first marriage was not relevant as she wed in a different country to NZ.


'Vaccine apartheid': African leaders tell UN they need Covid-19 vaccines now

“No-one is safe unless we are all safe,” was the common refrain as richer countries were urged to step up at the annual General Assembly.


Ireland and Covid-19: More than 1000 cases every day but normality looms

Ireland has the same population as New Zealand and the high vaccination rates we're aiming for. So how is it managing with Covid-19?


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Warriors NRL rookie of the year Reece Walsh admits cocaine possession after Gold Coast arrest

Set to be named Dally M rookie of the year, tearful Walsh admits the reason for being led away by police early on Sunday.


All Blacks savour victory - but Springboks scare raises questions

Few people expect the Boks to change their grinding, brutal style next weekend. How can the ABs counter it?


UFC 266: Dan Hooker too strong for Nasrat Haqparast in crucial win in Las Vegas

Kiwi lightweight needed to see off the unranked German to resurrect his title hopes, and he did so in style.


NPC: Taranaki speedsters carve up Bay of Plenty in Tauranga as winning streak continues

Wingers scorch the Tauranga turf for five of their seven tries, while Stephen Perofeta has a dream day at the office.


NPC: Hawke's Bay claim first away win over Wellington in 44 years

Magpies swoop on sloppy Lions to jump to second on the premiership ladder.


Wellington Pride set up Farah Palmer Cup preliminary final against Waikato

Win over Bay of Plenty Volcanix means there will be a showdown in Hamilton next week to decide who plays Canterbury in the decider.


Southland Stags coach blasts golden point concept after spirited loss

Southland Stags coach Dale MacLeod knows he may come across as bitter, but he has taken a shot at the NPC's golden point rule following a 19-16 overtime loss to Canterbury.


Kiwi Hayden Wilde finishes second in Triathlon Super League after final race in California

In a tightly contested finale in Malibu, British triathlete wins to clinch the title as Wilde does enough to hold second overall.


Bay of Plenty v Taranaki live - National Provincial Championship, round four

The struggling Steamers welcome the Championship-leading Bulls to Tauranga Domain.


All Blacks: Springboks' ridiculed game plan 'in DNA' says coach after defeat

Dreadful. Boring. Tedious. The Springboks' game plan isn't popular. But it almost brought the All Blacks to their knees.



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